Assessment Day Saturday, January 26th 2019
Welcome to the 2019 Spring Rec Soccer Season. We are excited to have your son/daughter playing with us this year! First and foremost we would like to thank all the parents who volunteer to coach, without parent coaches our children would not have a program in which to participate, so THANK YOU!
We have made changes to our Academy program in hopes of creating an environment where your child can learn and grow by playing with players of similar size and skill level. Formerly, the U05 division was coached as a large group with no Saturday games. Then we combined the U06-U08 divisions and made two tiers within this division where players were placed in a tier based on an assessment of size and skill. In an effort to better our evolving program, GCAA staff decided to make a U05-U06 division in the spring 2018 season where players were placed on teams and played games on Saturdays. The positive feedback from this season means we will continue to do the same going forward with the U05-U06 division. The U07-U08 division will remain the same with Saturday games but number of participants will determine if two tiers are needed.
After the 2018 Fall season, it has been determined that we must ALWAYS have 2 tiers in the U7/U8 division due to the age range and wide range of skill. GCAA Rec Soccer committee has decided this spring that ONLY U7/U8 players need to attend Assessment Day.
Assessments are designed to help the GCAA staff determine the tier the players needs to be in and make teams as fair as possible. Players will be placed on a team based on size and skill through a series of stations
1. Speed and Agility
2. Cone Dribbling
3. 1v1 square
4. Short Scrimmage - 4v4
Assessments will be held Saturday, January 26th 2019 at the U15 field at the GCAA Complex. If you cannot make the Assessment, then your child's placement will be based on the answers you give during the registation process.
We hope the U07-U08 age group being based more on developmental/competitive ability will make for a more enjoyable soccer experience. Please be patient with us in this transition process and if you have any questions please feel free to inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to address your concerns.
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